La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

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La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Arrange to visit La Cite de la Mer and other attractions in Cherbourg-Octeville using our Cherbourg-Octeville trip builder site .
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  • Spend a nice time with family, we uncovered various things and children loved. Only problem is that we at paid to visit the Sub and we couldn't go there because it is not accessible with the almond and ca they don't say when buying tickets.
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  • The huge hall of the former maritime station is impressive, with small submarines to explorations exposed. The submarine the dangerous person is probably the highlight of the visit. The aquarium portion is not big but nice to do, however, it would need a modernization of this space. Space on the Titanic is interesting, especially with the immersion on the deck before the ship, of his departure until his shipwreck. The entrance is a little high, 36 euros for two people...
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  • To see again... the visit of the Sub and see which gives a clear idea of the life aboard such a ship. The permanent and temporary exhibitions on marine life and exploration of the big funds. The atmosphere of the large cruise ship boarding lounges, imagine the Tiranic a dock making scream its sirens... aquariums, for some 360 °. Always fascinating.
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  • Fantastic day with the kids,highlight of the day a tour in English of the nuclear submarine spent over 4 hrs here made better by 2 for 1 entry when you show a Brittany ferry ticket check with ferry website to see if still running this great offer
  • Fantastic place to spend four to five hours, with varied exhibits that could suit anyone and everyone. Well worth the seemingly high ticket price. A nice touch is that all exhibits have an "estimated time per visit" so you can plan accordingly.
  • Very expensive. Titanic exposition it's only pics and vids. The aquarium is beatiful but not so big. The submarine is very interesting but the visit is too fast.
  • Fantastic day out, the kids loved the activities, pitched at a good level for them. I found it fascinating too. Really worth a visit.
  • Fantastic place. So much to see and full entertainment for all the family.

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